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BTC Introduces New Mobile App - Feb 20, 2019 - 12:15:15 AM

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) is officially announcing the introduction of the upgraded “My BTC” mobile app. The new mobile app is now available for download in the IOS App Store and the Google Play store.

“My BTC” provides real time access to landline and mobile accounts. Customers are now empowered to track their real-time mobile voice, data and SMS usage. “My BTC” also enables you to check your prepaid balances, top-up and add combo plans, transfer credit to prepaid accounts and pay bills online...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Campbell addresses a one-day gender-based intervention and prevention workshop - Feb 19, 2019 - 4:26:34 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, told delegates attending a one-day gender-based intervention and prevention workshop that they must help to create an environment of non-violence while adopting a 'zero tolerance’ approach to violence.

Addressing the Gender-Based Violence Intervention, Prevention and Social Development Capacity-Building Workshop for internal staff of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development that was hosted by the Department of Gender and Family Affairs...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grade 6 Walter Parker Primary Students call on The Governor General - Feb 19, 2019 - 3:43:53 PM

Grade 6 students and teachers of Walter Parker Primary School, Grand Bahama, called upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Gender and Family Affairs Hosts Key Gender-Based Workshop - Feb 19, 2019 - 3:24:03 PM

Officials of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Tuesday (February 19) hosted a one-day Gender-Based Violence Intervention, Prevention, and Social Development Capacity-Building Workshop for internal staff.

Employees from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services, the Department of Gender and Family Affairs and the Urban Renewal Commission, all participated in the workshop....
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Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association Updated on Tourism Marketing Campaign for 2019 - Feb 19, 2019 - 2:32:38 PM

The Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) held its Board of Directors & Membership Meeting, Friday, at the British Colonial Hilton.  Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu addressed the forum on the 2019 Ministry of Tourism Marketing Campaign, which features Bahamian descendant, well-known musician Lenny Kravitz. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

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RBDF strategy for addressing human smuggling in The Bahamas - Feb 19, 2019 - 1:25:32 PM

The maritime borders of The Bahamas are challenged by illicit activities that often occur at the same time within different geographical locations around The Bahamas (Photo 1 - Illicit Maritime Activities). To effectively respond to multiple threats including drug, human and weapons smuggling, as well as poaching and natural disasters, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been steadily unfolding a comprehensive program to decentralize its operations using a multi-layered security approach within a collaborative framework throughout our family of islands...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Education Minister Reads to Thelma Gibson Primary Students - Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00:01 PM

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd’s enthusiasm spilled over to the primary school students as they listened to him read the ‘Hard Head Bird’ and ‘Why a Rainbow Comes After the Rain’ from the book, “Once Below a Time: Bahamian Stories” by Telcine Turner.

The Education Minister demonstrated his teaching abilities as he drilled the students -- asking the names of the stories and authors, encouraging them to listen and remember, and requesting definitions of words during one of the events of Literacy/Parents’ Month, which is recognized in February...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General Hosts Private Book Signing with HRH Princess Michael of Kent - Feb 18, 2019 - 11:45:23 PM

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted a Private Book  Signing with Her Royal  Highness Princess Michael of Kent in Celebrating Women International, at Government House, Saturday afternoon.  Also present was Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.  Princess Michael of Kent in her autobiography, "A Cheetah's Tale," tells of growing up in Mozambique, raising a cheetah called Tess, and the incredible bond that can exist between humans and animals...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Elks paid a courtesy call at Government House - Feb 18, 2019 - 10:08:37 PM

Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling welcomed officials of the Elks Lodge in a courtesy call at Government House, February 15, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
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Consultations begin for persons with disabilities plan - Feb 18, 2019 - 9:10:46 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell began consultations towards the development of a comprehensive plan for the community of persons living with disabilities. The plan is expected to include legislation.

Minister Campbell recently held separate discussions with Mrs. Sheila Culmer, a noted disability rights advocate and trailblazer, and former President of the Bahamas National Council for Disability (BNCD), and officials of the Physically Challenged Children’s Committee at the Ministry’s headquarters...
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Rights Bahamas:Immigration Department admits to kidnapping - Feb 18, 2019 - 8:57:56 PM

Despite their protests to the contrary, The Bahamas Department of immigration has, in a release today, effectively admitted to kidnapping a man in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.

Their excuse for stuffing this individual into the trunk of a vehicle against his will is woefully inept and holds no water...
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RBDF Addresses Social Media Rumors - Feb 18, 2019 - 8:51:35 PM

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force wishes to advise the general public that a video circulating on social media with an RBDF patrol craft stopping a Haitian sloop is not a current video.  That particular video showing numerous Haitian nationals being transferred to the RBDF patrol craft P-129 occurred a few years ago.

There have also been reports of 3 Haitian sloops sighted off Great Inagua during the past few days. These vessels were in fact registered Haitian cargo vessels with appropriate documentation to engage in trade between Haiti and Inagua...
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Rights Bahamas: Government applauded for halting deportations to Haiti - Feb 18, 2019 - 7:07:08 PM

Rights Bahamas applauds the Bahamas Government for temporarily halting the deportation of individuals to Haiti. In light of the unrest and violence happening in in that country, the safety of those in our custody must always come first. Closing the Bahamas Embassy and recalling our diplomats and staff was likewise the right thing to do...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Doris Johnson Senior High gets new, state-of-the-art kitchen - Feb 18, 2019 - 4:22:52 PM

Doris Johnson Senior High School is preparing students for careers in the country’s tourism and hospitality industry.

The school’s science laboratory, old, run-down, and infested with termites, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen.

Recently, the school officially commissioned the new facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony to the theme ‘We WORK Here...Kindling the Flame of Excellence’.

Through a partnership with Nassau Hotel and Restaurant Supplies, the kitchen has been equipped with industrial stoves, sinks, refrigerators, freezers, a new exhaust system, air conditioning and grills...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
International (NBA) Players Dinner held at Baha Mar - Feb 18, 2019 - 4:06:31 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle had photo op with Golden State Warriors' champ Andre Iguogdala, centre, Jeff Rodgers and Winston McDonald at the International (NBA) Players Dinner at Rosewood, Baha Mar on Sunday evening, February 17, 2019. 

She is also pictured with WNBA All-Star Lisa Leslie, and with Houston Rockets All-Star Chris Paul...
News : New Providence
‘Financial Intimacy’ to take precedence at upcoming Marriage & Money Event - Feb 18, 2019 - 12:40:54 PM

In February – the month of love – thousands of couples around the globe will pause to celebrate all the ways they cherish their significant others and thousands more will take the plunge into marital bliss. For many of those very couples however, matrimonial money matters threaten to end their happily ever after prematurely. According to a 2015 financial study, money can be a huge source of conflict in marriage with more than eight hundred thousand of the two million annual marriages ending in divorce because of it...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas responds to European Commission “High Risk Third Countries” List - Feb 17, 2019 - 8:15:56 PM

Over the past year, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and his administration have been actively engaged in discussions with various international organizations concerning the country’s involvement in international financial markets.

These organizations include the European Union (EU), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF was founded by the Group of Seven (G7) countries to develop policies aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism financing...
News : Local
RBDF Apprehends Undocumented Migrants in Exuma Chains - Feb 17, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended a Haitian smuggling vessel west of Compass Cay in the central Exuma chain around 12:45 today. The apprehension was the culmination of an interdiction effort coordinated by the Defence Force involving the Royal Bahamas Police Force, OPBAT, the US Coast Guard, and concerned citizens over several days.

The interdiction operation was initiated after the Defence Force received information concerning the whereabouts of a migrant smuggling vessel in the southern Bahamas...
News : Local
Rights Bahamas: Immigration kidnapping in Eleuthera, Bahamas - Feb 17, 2019 - 3:39:34 PM

I and my colleagues were extremely disturbed by a video circulating on social media of what looked to be the kidnapping of a man in broad daylight by uniformed officers.

The officers, who appeared to be wearing Bahamas Immigration Department uniforms, are seen forcing a man towards an SUV. Another officer, standing at the back of the vehicle, then pushes the victim in the trunk before closing it...
News : International : Caribbean News
28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba - Feb 17, 2019 - 3:25:26 PM

St. Martin’s Lasana M. Sekou was among 57 authors, editors, scholars, translators, and publishers from around the world invited to the 28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba, February 7-19, 2019. While in Cuba, Sekou was a panelist on “Literary creation, Editorial management, and Cultural policies in Latin America,” according to Iyaimi Palomares, director of the Cuban publisher Arte y Literatura. Topics addressed by the speakers included the interruption of literary production during Uruguay’s last civil-military regime; use of digital technologies for added publishing opportunities in Cuba; and publishing multilingual books in St. Martin to reach wider audiences in the region and beyond...

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